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to give us more in the way of 70s at the beaches, lots of 80s and a few more mid-90s. i'll go over that complete forecast city by city in a few moments. diane. >>> with the warm weather hundreds of people are spending their labor day weekend at the beach, of course, despite the fact there's been two recent sightings the great white sharks along the bay area coast. we're in pacifica with a look at whether the shark sightings are unusual for this time of year. >> reporter: experts say this is the time of year that sharks are actively feeding along the northern california coast. they also admit that there have been more sightings than usual of great white sharks this summer. that said, just take a look. you can see that does not keep surfers or swimmers out of the water here at linda mar beach. warning signs are no long posted here indicating there was a sighting of a great white shark last week attacking a sea lion, but many people are aware of the incident. we talked to a shark expert in san francisco. the expert today us it's not uncommon to see all varieties of sharks along want c
. >> reporter: he decided to keep those items away from us. why give up that privacy when that's one of the only things you have, when everything else has been taken away. >> this starts the healing process actually seeing it, though, now. my car is destroyed. >> reporter: how does it help in the healing process? >> well, it's there. it tells you that this is it. this is what you have. this is what happened. like i said for the people who lost lives, those are the people i -- my heart just bleeds for them. to go in there and see you lost material items, it's one thing, but to know that family members were lost, you can't place any kind of remorse in the scale that they might be feeling right now. >> reporter: the pellegrinis and other people who live within the blast zones will be allowed one more visit before a hazmat crew cleans up the area. then it will be time to rebuild. >> it's reality now, you know. >> reporter: in san bruno, bob redell, nbc bay area news. >>> nearly a week after the explosion and fire that leveled much of the neighborhood, the governor arrived to see the damage firsthand
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live in pittsburg, christie smith, nbc bay area news. >> all right. thanks for sorting it out for us. >>> more pictures of valdemoro a week before his death. police took these pictures on august 22nd after their report that they had to take on a fight between valdemoro and 73-year-old ricardo sales and his son frederick. valdemoro accused sales of interfering with his relationship with his girlfriend. valdemoro had bruises on his face after that attack. >>> employees of devon salon and spa where valdemoro's girlfriend worked will be holding a memorial for her tonight. they'll gather to remember her at 7:00. police say valdemoro strangled the 46-year-old mother in her car. the memorial will be at glenn cove shopping center in vallejo. count on nbc bay area news on air and online for continuing coverage of the killing spree. >>> a federal investigation is under way this morning into what caused a plane to plunge into a redwood shores lagoon killing three people. kimberly tere is live this morning in redwood city. kimberly, federal ajgents will have a lot of witnesses to talk to. >> tha
there's still a chance you can get around the back up. >>> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm laura garcia-cannon. >> and i'm garvin thomas in for brent cannon. the time is now 5:00. we're going to get to rob in just a second, but we have an update on a story we brought you in the last half hour about power outages in san francisco. pg&e now tells us about 4,600 people living in the western addition area of the city don't have power at the moment. they say they will turn the lights back on hopefully between now and 6:00 a.m. >> get to sleep in a little bit. maybe pull the blankets over your head a little bit, a little cool out there this morning, rob. >> it is. and some folks may want to hang on to that for the afternoon as well. we've got some cool temperatures and this is what's getting my attention this morning. take a look at the radar. we're firing it up this morning to show you some rain mainly off to our north, but that frontal system there is providing enough lift to the low clouds this morning to drop drizzle for your morning commute. we've got 50s and 60s for the m
supplied us with copies of documents they received when they hired her in 2000. included is an employment application for the question, can you legally accept employment, the yes box was checked. >> we hired nikki through an employment agency and had relied on them obviously to verify that she was legal to work here. >> reporter: san yoen's attorney claims they received a letter from the social security administration in 2003 alerting them of the potential problem. she says there was a policy of don't ask, don't tell. for the nine years she worked for the whitmans. >> instead, nikki, the employee was told to quote, check on this, end quote. the employer, however, never asked her about this again. she alleges that she saw these letters after they were thrown in the trash. >> whitman maintain she was not aware of her san yoen's immigration status and when she was aware, she had no choice but to terminate her. allred plans to present evidence that proves whitman knew san yoen what's in fact an immigrant. >>> after being mauled by two dogs in a san jose neighborhood, police say a german sheph
to stick around with us. >> good morning. i'm laura garcia-cannon. >> and i'm garvin thomas, in for brent cannon. >> want to get right to the forecast with rob. a little cool out there. >> it is cool out there, and some unusual sights seen on our satellite radar this morning as we widen out for you. take a look at that. this is the reason it's going to feel like november today. we've got a november-like system dropping in over the sierra. for the bay area, it's wringing out some drizzle and some spotty light rain for your morning. as we head towards the afternoon, our temperatures not warming up a lot at all. 67 degrees, san jose. 64 in oakland, and near 60 in san francisco. we'll let you know if we're going to see any big changes for the weekend ahead as things finally try to warm up. have that if for you in a few minutes. >>> new this morning, thousands of east bay students will be able to stay in their schools. while you were sleeping last night, the richmond city council voted to keep the doors open at three of the city's schools. nbc bay area's christie smith is live in richmond. she
homeowners sifting through what used to be their belongings in their homes, how do you put a price on that? live in san bruno, traci grant nbc bay area news. >> thank you. >>> more examples of victimizing the victims. you see it after every disaster. now san bruno police tell us they've arrested four people trying to get free food and other help by posing as victims of the explosion. police say bianti taylor tried to cash in tuesday. they have not been charged, but two other women were arrested for trying to pass themselves off as victims and get aide as well. heightened concerns about the smell of gas prompted the evacuation as two bay area schools today. portollo elementary is located less than a mile from the explosion. firefighters and pg&e workers were called out. it turned out there wasn't a leak, but parents praised the school's quick actions. >> just the principal smelled a little bit of gas, and he's very smart to take the precaution and evacuate the school. especially where we're in the area where the gas pipe explosion occurred. so they evacuated the school, everything was done
witnesses say happened seconds before the crash. >>> good friday morning, everybody. thanks for joining us. i'm brent cannon. >> i'm laura garcia-cannon. it's friday. start of a long weekend for many of you. rob mayeda has a first look at the forecast. good morning. >> happy friday to you. a cooler start to the morning. right now 62 in san jose. yesterday we were at 70 around san francisco. temperatures today for the bay and coast cooling down. we have thick fog along the shoreline this morning as we head towards lunch time, inland still 80s popping up. around livermore and morgan hill, 90s today. that's down from near 100 yesterday. the trend for your holiday weekend will be running cooler. you can see the inland temperatures, 70s and 80s. 60s and low clouds along the coast. back to you. >> thanks. we also want to check your commute and a lot of construction going on today. >> that's right. the travel weekend makes things different. northbound 880, typical overnight closures. those probably picked up a few minutes ago we will tell you that zone coming off the 92, the san mateo bridge. oak
. the assistant curator at the aquarium of the bay in san francisco told us shark sightings are common in the bay area this time of year. in fact, the large seven-gill shark on display at the aquarium was caught last month near alcatraz. but he says shark attacks on humans are rare. >> obviously, there have been documented cases of shark attacks. but again, at the same time there are also statistics that will say you're more likely to be struck by lightning than you are to be, you know, bitten by a shark. >> reporter: experts also say many varieties of sharks visit the northern california coast. particularly between august and december. >> it's not uncommon for them to come into the bay, particularly right underneath the golden gate bridge into the mouth of the bay. they will come in there to feed off sea lions. >> reporter: and experts admit there have been more sightings of great white sharks this summer than usual. they say that should be a reminder to anyone who goes into the water this labor day weekend to be careful. live in pacifica tonight, monte francis, nbc bay area news. >> all right.
either. meteorologist craig herrera is here with a look for us. >> tomorrow we have the hottest day in store for us. right now there is plenty of heat out there. we're still dealing with 60s and 70s, especially across the south end of the bay. today we reached lots of 90s. notice the clough cover. it is all headed toward canada. nothing over the western half of the u.s. in fact, we're going to see a lot of that red on the map tomorrow as the temperatures come back up. also, it is the thi spare the air day tomorrow. the orange you see for the santa clara valley that is where the air quality will be considered. unhealthful for sensitive t groups. those with respiratory preposterous problems are asked to take it easy tomorrow. more on the seven-day forecast and we'll pinpoint just how hot it's going to get in those communities. >> thanks, craig. we'll check back in 14 minutes with the full forecast. >>> man who is scheduled to be executed in two days made a last-minute appeal today to save his life. albert greenwood brown's fate is now in the hands of the federal appeals court. he is
is the way for us to make a living in california. that is so true. can you imagine if none of us were able to have any child care, how that would impact california, their jobs, our jobs what we are doing? it would be big loss. >> reporter: parents are praying lawmakers act soon so their kids can keep going to class and they can keep working. >> pass the budget, do it now, think of us. >> reporter: many bay area preschools have taken out loans to stay afloat but with the state budget now three months overdue, they simply can't hang on much longer. live in oakland, i'm jodi hernandez, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, jodi. >>> budget delay drags on. governor schwarzenegger and top lawmakers did not hold any budget talks for a second straight day. pechbs reform remains a key issue in the stalemate it has been 91 days since the state blew past what could cynically be referred to as a budget deadline and a week since leaders announce old on a framework for the budget. >>> gubernatorial candidate meg whitman on damage control tonight. she suddenly find herself fighting allegations she had an und
bystanders. the fire department tells us they were able to find one woman in her 40s, still not identified. there are two other victims still in the plane in six feet of water at the lagoon. one said to be the pilot, the other thought to be a 91-year-old man who started a steel company in east palo alto more than 50 years ago. this kind of plane can hold up to eight people. he saw the plane just after takeoff and quickly knew it was in trouble. >>> i noticed the aircraft pitch up abruptly to a very high angle of attack, then appeared to level off and appeared as if he was stalling and then recovered, and i thought good recovery. and then he made a right turn, and the bank continued to increase well past 60 degrees. and just after he did that he pitched over, did a complete role and then nosedived into the surface. >> oh, yeah? >> the national transportation safety board is joining in the search this evening. crews tell us they've been hampered most of the afternoon by among other things, oil that has leaked in the water from the plane. we will continue to bring you up to dat
to open next year on the tenth anniversary of the attacks. joining us this morning is alice, she will also be in shanksville. she will be flying out this afternoon. her son mark bingham was on flight 93 and took part in the fight to overcome the hijackers and take over that flight. you have a busy day ahead and a busy weekend ahead. but it's important forward to you being in shanksville. >> i'm looking forward to seeing mrs. bush again. she has been to the crash site several times, she and her husband. i'm looking forward to meeting michelle obama. the security is very high. we have to be there at 0700 and be prepared to be frisked, interrogated. >> interesting. >> but it will be fun, i think. >> exactly. how is it for you going to the memorial site? >> well -- >> it's a temporary memorial site, as i mentioned. >> oddly enough i like it the way it was. whenever -- by the time we got there as families, we were always treated cordially and with a great deal of deference, but i wouldn't have minded going back and witnessing what the emt guys did on that very first day, when flight 93 was noth
chairs. there's also an important warning to parents of newborns who use popular sleep positioners to keep their babies in place at night. federal officials say you should stop using them immediately. details on all of this in a few minutes. >>> plus, there are plenty of hot spots in las vegas. but this is ridiculous. the all glass facade of a new hotel is creating what some are calling a death ray at the hotel's pool that is hot enough to melt plastic. one person at the pool said he had his hair singed from the heat. more on that in a moment. >> let us begin with torrential rains and the threat of flooding on the east coast. the weather channel's jim cantore is in wilmington, north carolina, with more. jim, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. something we haven't seen in a while, drizzle. we've had about a third of our normal rainfall we have in a year in just three days. 20 inches of rain, and you can see how high the water got here. traffic is moving now, but this is the debris line, these pine needles and leaves and whatnot because the water rose very quickly. let's take y
. natalie morales will join us for a live report. >>> what's it like to be a member of a polygamist family? one man and his four wives are here in the studio to talk about it in a live interview. >> let us begin with a check of the top stories. >> thank you so much. good morning. >>> in the news this morning, president obama challenging world leaders to support a peace deal and if they do, he says, it may lead to a new member of the u.n. an independent state of palestine living in peace with israel by this time next year. on wednesday the president said the u.s. will continue to help developing countries but instead of buying short-term solutions, he said, the focus will be more on diplomacy and investment to help nations prosper. >>> nato confirms the taliban commander has been captured in southern afghanistan. the commander helped supply militants in the area with money for weapons. >>> in iowa egg producer testified before congress on wednesday apologized for salmonella outbreak that sickened 1600 people and led to a massive egg recall. a second egg producer took the fifth amendment. >>
tells of his count with a great white in san mateo county two weeks ago. he tells us he is lucky to have walked away with barely a kratch. between august and september white sharks are known to feed in the bay area's red triangle. one very lucky kayaker. >> california highway patrol officers inspected tour buses and vans coming through muirwoods national monument. not only making sure the vehicles were safe, but checked on the drivers. last year a similar check found plenty of problems. >> last time we did this we had to take several buses off the road. a total of three. one driver was without a chauffeur's license. we basically ensure the buses are compliant with state law and our permit system. >> the inspection was funded by federal grants. >>> an initial inspection of the small plane that crashed in redwood city revealed no clues as to what went wrong. the twin engine beech craft was lifted out of the lagoon yesterday. this is video when they tore it apart. the flight controls were in the correct position. three people died in thursday's crash. a women and two men. one an elderly bay
of san francisco. we're using such a amount of resources because this individual decides to climb up the outside of a building. >> reporter: skyscraper man claims that was not a publicity stunt. but his team did post a press release on his website. he says he has another event planned for 9/11. it's not in the bay area. but he won't say where or what exactly he has planned. what do you think? is he calling attention to a good cause? or is he a public nuisance? logon to our website and post your comments. >> interesting take on it. thank you, vicki. >>> after that drama unfolded, old glory got a first-class folding, as you can see. san francisco firefighters, properly folding that american flag that skyscraper man put on the millennium building before they took the flag away. >>> happening now, a huge western wildfire, the burning down homes in colorado. 1,000 moments are evacuated in the foothills west of denver. nobody's been hurt. but an unknown number of houses have burned down, including four of firefighters battling the blaze right now. the terrain is steep and rocky. >>> summer
faith. >> right on. >> that's all for now. i'm ann curry. for all of us here at nbc news, i'm ann curry. for all of us here at nbc news, thank you for joining us. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com until two years ago, when my dad transferred to istanbul. they settled in quickly. found their local deli. a few shortcuts. and a neighborhood hangout. but there's one thing they miss. their beloved hometown team. so i asked citi -- how many thankyou points it would take to give them something special. their old seats, 5 and 6, row c. [ male announcer ] citi thankyou points can be used for almost anything you choose. what's your story? citi can help you write it. >>> right now at 11:00, politics gets personal. for the second time in weeks, an oakland city council member is the victim of a crime. >>> plus, the investigation tonight after police discover bomb-making materials at a home in danville. >>> and the success of your children is priceless, but would you actually pay them to do well in school? the results of a school where kids earn up to $100 for good grades. the news starts r
and they seemed very friendly but very quiet. one couple told us that valdemoro actually came over and openly vented about frederick sales and the living situation in that home where his girlfriend also was. they say they found it strange since they didn't know valdemoro at all. nbc bay area news. >> thank you. if you learn anything new in th newscast, we'll update you and we'll have the layoff at 11:00. you can always go on to nbcbayarea.com for coverage around the clock. >>> a plane crash claimed three lives today. the small plane crashed into a redwood shores lagoon almost immediately after takeoff. stunning the community of redwood shores where some people watched in horror. scott is there tonight. >> reporter: i'll tell you. the area here around this lagoon in redwood shores is surrounded by technology company like oracle and a lot of residences. there were a lot of people who saw this plane crash and then spent the afternoon hearing the bad news about those on board. >> reporter: rescue boats scoured the water. the remains of the beechcraft could be seen bobbing in the water near headqu
. >> that was one of the most devastating moments. they tore us apart. three different cells. i screamed all night long. that was when it hit me that we were in prison. >> shourd says they were in iraq's culture and there was nothing on their hike to indicate they were crossing to iran. shourd's mother was in the audience and they talked about their bond. >> there was only one day that i just gave up. i didn't get out of bed, didn't eat. just cried. didn't speak to the guards. i had to pick myself up and keep going for my mom and for everyone else that loved me and for god. that's what makes you not give up. shourd said she hopes that her fiance and friend will be released as well and added that she has no animosity toward iran's president and hopes to meet with him this week while he's in new york. >>> the clean-up has begun in san bruno. crews spent the day removing the rubble left behind from three of the 35 homes destroyed. workers sprayed the homes with water to prevent dangerous materials from entering the air. >> it's difficult. i mean, it's two weeks after the event and now, we are going i
tell us about another for tomorrow, but we're going to kick things off with rob who's been tracking the numbers. really high in some spots. >> in this case, record melting numbers. we're in san jose in the shade and i can show you here that in the shade here after 6:00, we are still close to 87 degree. the numbers we saw today in term of high temperatures, quite surprising. let's take a look at the maps. the records broken today, santa cr cruz, 103. san francisco, that broke a record. san jose, 96. this is a classic case of high pressure taking warmer air inland. statewide, a new high in l.a. of 113 degrees. looking at the temperatures now, plenty of 90s. 103 in gilroy. no signs of a sea breeze, which is impacting the air qualifity. let's show you what you can expect in terms of the winds. we're waiting for sea breeze to pick up. it's just not there this evening. the wind slightly onshore. as you can see, the headlines we have tomorrow morning, we're going to get off to a warm start. mostly 60s. high temperatures soaring into the 100s. george joins us and it's not just the heat, but
. >>> but let us begin this morning with that strong storm system that's causing a lot of problems down in florida this morning. the weather channel's jim can torre is in ft. lauderdale. jim, good morning to you. >> reporter: and good morning to you, too, matt. we've already had about 1 to 3 inches of rain. we may see a few rainfall records slip by the wayside. the good news is, so far, that rain has come at a steady enough pace where it hasn't caused too many flooding problems. but that may not be the case this afternoon as the storm gets a little bit closer to us, maybe gets a little more organized. we could see more of that heavy rain move through. and it's really at the time of these rain bands where we get 1 to 2 inches of rain where we could see the street flooding, and that's what officials are telling people. watch out. when that water starts ponding on the roads and these pumps and canals can't handle all this, this is where we'll have tie-ups on a lot of these roadways. so far, so good. it hasn't been a heavy rain event so far that we can't handle it, but as we go on through t
weekend. and david petraeus said the church's actions could put u.s. troops at risk. >> did you see this video while you were away? a college football player riding on a moped, head-on into a pickup truck. the guy gets up and is essentially okay. we'll talk to him. >> we're launching a new series where we go back to our first jobs and see if we can still handle them. matt's up first. his first job was delivering the news to america. back then it was one newspaper at a time. >> see behind the back. >> you're good. >> let's begin with the woild weather out west. wildfires in colorado. down south, a tropical storm. miguel almiguer has the latest on the wildfire. >> howie: the sun came up in boulder a short time ago. firefighters are beginning to reassess the situation on the ground and see how quickly that spread overnight. it charred 3,500 acres. it destroyed dozens of structures and homes. four homes that went down actually belonged to firefighters. that number will continue to change throughout the day. the four-mile fire canyon began yesterday afternoon and forced the evacuation of
will use her population and influence in six states where democratic candidates are in a little bit of trouble. this as lisa murkowski is being accused of trying to split up the republican party in alaska by running as a write-in candidate to save her senate seat. then, of course, there's delaware, where christine o'donnell says she's taking advice on all the controversy surrounding her from sarah palin. we're going to have more on all of this coming up in just a couple of minutes. >>> talking about controversy, also had that bitter custody battle between mel gibson and his ex-girlfriend, oksanna aggressivera. the actor apologized for his behavior in those intimate phone conversations. why is so much of their dirty laundry being aired so publicly and is oksanna behind it all? this morning for the first time, her attorneys speak out. >>> and on tuesday we told you about that british girl who just won the title of america's perfect teen. so how do her fellow contestants feel about that? we'll hear from them and talking to that win withing teen from wales as she joins for a live interv
joining here. and he's going to talk to us about the difficulty of investigating a case lake this. thank you very much, trent. >> you're very welcome. this is definitely a very complex investigation, because what you're doling with is hercules pd dealing with the initial homicide, which has taken place. there's been multiple people who have come up missing, who were located deceased from a california highway patrol perspective. we were involved in a police chase, which ended in the suspect being shot. >> reporter: now, you told me just a few minutes ago that the suspect's girlfriend you found -- not you, but your agency found in the car, and it looked like she was not only strangled, but perhaps beaten as well. >> yeah, she did suffer fatal injuries and appeared as though she had some severe facial damage to go along with some severe injuries around her neck. so right now we're not 100% certain as to how she was killed, but strangling was probably a strong possibility. >> so you have all been here at the scene since last night. is this typical of an investigation like this? >> yeah, abso
an open letter to the company asking it to take down the section because they claim some people use it to sell prostitution and child trafficking. we contacted the company to find out if the section was shut down voluntarily. we have not yet heard back. >>> a documentary on an alleged army coverup with a bay area man at the center of the controversy opened up tonight. friends of pat tillman watched the film. rhea teramina has more. >> reporter: we are here at prune yard cinemas where the tillman story is playing ten times a day. a movie let out where a group of the movie goers were special. the high school football team where pat tillman went to high school. leyland football players and the director was here as well. they did a big q and a. pat tillman grew up in san jose before joining the arizona cardinals and u.s. army special forces. >> i wasn't planning on coming to the screening. when i heard all of leyland high's football team was going to be here i was moved to tears. >> reporter: emotions and tears choke up the director as he talked about his pat tillman movie. the record n
for joining us this morning. i'm kris sanchez along with meteorologist craig herrera. your job is never more important than on a holiday. >> especially this holiday, the end of summer, bash a you coos going. we'll have a lot of friends by tuesday. after that lots of cold air. today the weather headlines, somesh sunshines. tomorrow the same. labor day a couple of degrees warmer. you saw the cloud cover over san jose. there are no delays at sjc but at sfo. low ceilings. kris, we see the fog is 1,000 feet so if you expect somebody to fly in to sfo expect a delay. we have 50s for the north end of the bay. the visibility not an issue. san jose it's down to five miles, that ebs and flows as the wind and the fog comes in. temperatures 1 to 8 degrees cooler than this time yesterday. there is the visibility. notice san jose at the airport 5 miles. here is the forecast, 65 san francisco, 91, san ramon, 84 in san jose, and 86 through sonoma. kris, the middle of the week when i get the seven-day, quite a bit cooler. weekend looks great. >> we'll stay tuned. thank you, craig. this morning crews will cont
date. give us the confidence that we need, not only as a city but also as a resident, that the lines in san jose are well operated and well maintained and that if there was maintenance that needs to be done it gets done. >> reporter: lunch time brings huge crowds to restaurants on the northeast corner of the intersection. long-time businesses like the casa greek cafe say they are concerned about working near a risky pipeline. this he mr. to write a letter to pg&e, urging the power company to fix the pipeline now. >> people are going to hear about, this the more they hear about it the more they will be concerned. so we certainly need to have something done immediately. >> reporter: fellow business owner garcia agrees. he is opening up a new restaurant next moment and says this is news he did not want to hear. >> my reaction to that is not good, especially after what i saw in san bruno, because something like that, that would be be disastrous here. >> reporter: another pipeline in question is in milpitas near 237 and ranch drive. state of san jose tells me it will be meeting with pg&e
but across the bay area. mr. hart also gave us an updated information just about the scene there. we learned that the crater is 167 by 26 feet wide. the depth is unknown. that is much larger than a previous estimate. the pipe itself was 28 feet long. that's the segment that blew out in the explosion. it apparently blew 100 feet. let's hear more of what mr. hart had to say just minutes ago. >> we do understand that the pipe was odorized which means it has an odor in it. that's part of our investigation to look into these allegations that we've heard that people were smelling this pipe and had reported smelling the pipe before this accident occurred. >> reporter: mr. hart right there was talking about allegations that people, residents who live near the explosion site made weeks before the explosion took place, that there was a smell of gas in the air. and he said that this pipe -- basically he said this is possible because this section of pipe was odorized or was mode to produce an odor if there was some kind of leak. he stopped short of saying thaed that he has verified those accounts. but t
like. >>> good morning to you. thank you very much for joining us. i'm laura garcia-cannon. >> i'm brent cannon. >> want to get a look at the forecast this morning with rob mayeda. >> the forecast finally showing cooler changes coming our way. in san jose, not much in the way of low clouds, but running cooler than yesterday at this time. 62 degrees. fog around the golden gate bridge. 58 now. low clouds on the coast. lunch time temperatures, 80s inland. still getting into the 90s out by the tri valley. today is the start of a cooling trend that will take us through labor day weekend. >> developing news out of the east bay where crews will begin searching for a missing man in a landfill. they are searching for frederick sales, the son of a murder victim. christie smith is live in pittsburg with the latest for us. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. it looks like this story may be taking yet another grim turn. the hercules police department has confirmed that they will be out here at this landfill a little bit later this morning. they also asked other bay area law enforc
glad hurricane earl did not do anymore damage, but i could have used a drop of an at my house and we didn't get anything. >> it skirted off to the east, heading right toward nantucket, skirted north carolina. this has been a real close call. doesn't mean everyone's out of the woods. they did get a labor day break from hurricane earl in the northeast. actually it's been downgraded to a tropical storm as it brushed the coast of massachusetts this morning with heavy rain and high winds. >> and lots of sighs of relief up and down the east coast because this could have been a lot worse. but it if you're thinking of testing the waters at the beach, you'll want to watch out for what earl left behind. we'll have a full update. >> half a world away, a big earthquake in new zealand caused widespread damage in their second largest city which is actually locked down today. >> the prime minister said it was a miracle that no one was killed. we will head live to christ church for a look at the damage there in just a few minutes. >> back in this country, coulky horman would have been going back tol
you. now the ntsb briefed us on the latest investigation details coming out of san bruno. the agency's vice chairman says the ruptured portion of the gas pipe will be shipped to washington tonight. that piece was put into a wooden crate this morning. they will inspect all three segments as they try to learn what caused the explosion. that examination will determine what the pipe suffered from. an hour ago the agency said there was no obvious preexplosion damage but they'll have to do more checking. ntsb is looking into whether seismic activity may have contributed to the breach of that pipe. >> we've seen the flames and the blow torch that reached 100 feet into the sky. now we have video of the first seconds after that massive gas explosion. a gas station surveillance camera caught the chaos and confusion that erupted as the fireball ignited and sent flames racing through a neighborhood. >> reporter: customers have no idea what is about to hit them. first a wooshing sound you can't hear on tape that turns their heads. >> you have to watch the debris first that flies. >> reporter: the
causing problems. how long will this heat stick around? my mother gave us. or we could get some new lamps. or we could get no sofa. negotiating, eh? you got it! how about a nice home for our tv? how about doors to hide that drive-in theater? how about a cowhide rug? yee-haw! and the snacks? get their own place. let the marathon begin! >>> right now at 11:00, lights back on in the east bay after the heat blows out power for tens of thousands of customers. >>> tough love gone too far or is it a father protecting his daughter? a san jose cop caught in hot water, the fakeáqáu caught on camera. >>> and designer babies, the pricey procedure that's guaranteeing the gender of your choice. has science gone too far? the news right now. >>> the heat is on and causing problems across the bay area. tens of thousands of pg & e customers were in the dark after a major power outage. i'm raj mathai sitting in for diane dwyer. >>> we are live in castro valley where the power is back on. >> reporter: raj, this is normally what the boulevard looks like on a saturday night, a fair amount of traffic mo
the festival to the northbound lanes of columbus avenue instead of using washington square park. they want to restore the italian heritage to the festival and avoid the $23,000 cost of the permit to use the park. it's gone up considerably because the care of the park required after the event. >>> more ships, more sailors, more marines and more free family-friendly events promise to make this year's fleet week something to see. the event is still a month away but preparations are under way. you can help out. here to tell us about it, is ed flowers with the organizing committee. thanks for joining us so early. let's get excited about it. tell me what's new about fleet week. >> fleet week, there are a lot of great things going on. as usual, we'll have the blue angels and static displays of military equipment and a parade of ships this year's focus is going to be on something more serious and vital to the bay area. as we know, living here in this wonderful bay area, the great earthquake is coming. this year we planned in actual practice with the military, with the navy and marines who will be
a guardrail sliced right through his suv. he survived, and he'll be talking to us about that coming up this morning. now, matt, back to you at the white house. >> thanks very much. we've got a lot to get to. first, let's go back inside studio 1a. tamron hall has all the headlines. >>> we began with more flooding in parts of the midwest. a levee is leaking in portage, wisconsin. some people have been evacuated. officials say if more evacuations are needed residents will have to get out by boat. people in minnesota are also dealing with major flood damage. >>> today a panel appointed by president obama starts its investigation into the bp oil spill in the gulf of mexico and the administration's response to it. >>> hyundai is recalling more than 139,000 sonata sedans sold in the u.s. because of potential steering wheel problems. the recall involves 2011 sonatas built before september 10th. >>> with the summer driving season now over, gas prices are holding steady, according to the lundberg survey. the average price for regular, now $2.69 a gallon. >>> comcast chief operating officer, stev
, the safety checks come too late. kimberly tere joins us to continue the coverage. she has the story of a family with a red-tagged home. >> reporter: this family, along with the others who have the red-tagged homes, it's just a waiting game. and there are more questions than answers at this point. they've seen where their home once stood. it's now just rubble. that photo in a local paper. ricardo and his son ran for their lives thursday right after they heard the explosion and saw the fire with just the clothes on their back, they went out their backyard. they had to climb fences and went through neighbors' yards to escape the fast-moving flames. their house is just a couple of houses down from where the pipeline exploded. they say they are grateful to be alive. right now, their main concern is their home. they have already filed a claim with their insurance company and came to today's town hall meeting to find out what resources may be available to them and what pg&e's position is in regards to helping their family rebuild. >> well, we want to know what will happen after this, you k
protests in tehran, trying to exploited anger against the u.s. because of threats to burn the koran and the controversy over the proposed islamic cultural center near ground zero. president ahmadinejad, blames all this on what he calls a zionist conspiracy. >> translator: we believe there is a minority in the united states and they are zionists. they have no religion. they believe in no religion. >> there are jewish leaders working with muslim leaders to build the cultural center in new york city. there's no evidence of elite what you call zionists groups against it. fidel castro, your old friend, fi dell castro, criticized you for your comments about israel and -- >> translator: i need to talk, to speak. >> excuse me. >> translator: i think you should finish first, and then you should let me explain. >> speak. >> translator: what you see in islamic countries is what the people are against, that ugly behavior. they are not against the people of the united states, they are not against americans. >> we see no evidence that there is any such zionist con spour si. >> reporter: he was eq
, both candidates will have to deliver on a variety of issues. students tell us what counts and what doesn't in this campaign and they tell us in their own words. >> i'd like to see them address the tuition fees because that's a big deal here. that's one thing i would like to see. >> i'm hoping to hear more about the budget cuts, so i'm hoping i'm going to hear more about how the budget's going to work into the uc system. sfwl i just want to hear something new because a lot of it to me has been the same mishmash. there hasn't been new ideas. i want to see something refreshing. i'm not swaying to either side. >> you should know this, that we will be televising our own debate on october 12th. it your chance to hear them talk. tom brokaw will moderate the debate in san rafael. the debate will begin at 6:30 and on our website as well. >>> the calendar says autumn, which frequently means summer in these parts as we know, but we don't expect this kind of heat. the bay area is in the heat wave. another day of record breaking temperatures. jeff ranieri is in the weather center with today's n
. coming up at 6:20. mike mcintyre will be here with us to talk about the start of the new season. want to hear what he has to say. >>> the san jose sharks could not beat him so they decide to join him. the newest goalie to join the sharks on the roster is a familiar face to hockey fans in the bay area. niemi killed the sharks in the playoffs and led the blackhawks to the stanley cup. he was solid. but now he will be with team teal. there is a deal to get him. it will be made official. details later on. beefing up things between the pipe there. >> getting ready all these sports changes. exciting. >> it is. >> we hope mike -- >> i'm getting the chicken wings ready. >> oh, chicken wings, yes. looking over here at highway 4. an incident that just popped up, chp reported just a few minutes ago, within the last ten minutes, an accident reports westbound at willow pass road. you will find slowing coming through pittsburg and bay point in the next few minutes because it's blocking two lanes. that's not good timing because this is about the time we typically see a slowdown through antioch. spee
and beverage distributors who told me, quote, this is not a competitive issue for us. this motion has nothing in it for our protection. if one of our semis is on the highway heading to the retailers, how do we know if he's under the influence? plain and simple, the alcohol industry is trying to kill the competition. their mission is to drive people to drink. it's a heck of a coincidence. they are pedestridling a product is far more dangerous than marijuana. they say not to worry, that smokers are not necessarily shut-ins. >> that's to say that somebody who uses marijuana just oppositsits on the couch and is a pothead and therefore they don't leave the house. >> we'll get involved in this debate in the coming weeks before the election. in hollywood, i'm robert cavalsink. >>> the fight for the don't ask, don't tell policy is far from over. >> this isn't the end of this. we're going to continue to move on. we know we've been blocked procedurally. >> republicans voted unanimously against a major defense policy bill that included a provisional loug gays to serve openly in the military. tonight dem
years old and he goes by the nickname of "skyscraper man." he used suction cups to skate building while wearing what resembled a super hero costume without any net and with no wires attached. police did arrest him when he reached the top of the building. good bin has a long history of scaling skyscrapers. he climbed the sears tower, made it to the top of the world trade center's north tower in '83. his main goal is to expose security problemses in tall buildings like this one. >> well, four campaign appearances in one day. and finally, a campaign ad. airing on television. jerry brown's campaign is suddenly in full stride after a great deal of criticism he's been relying on name recognition and not enough pressing the flesh. traci grant is live in oakland. brown didn't have to worry whether this crowd was going to be a friendly one, tracy. >> no, he didn't. these people were very happy to see him. now, labor day is generally known as the start of the final push before the november election. but for jerry brown it seems more like the launch of his campaign. now, behind me are a lot of uni
celebrate this day, republicans point to the bill for taxpayers. >> what the american people have told us that they want is that we defund, repeal and replace. >> reporter: in addition to higher taxes for some, health insurance companies warn that customers should be prepared to pay more for coverage. >> people are also going to see higher costs associated with the new benefits as they are required to have more coverage and new people added to policies than previously were. >> reporter: insurance companies have been working for the past six months since the bill was signed into law to prepare for the changes and advancing the new technology and working with hospitals and doctors to try to improve care while containing costs. >> the health plans are having to make a significant amount of changes in hair own operations. >> this is only the beginning. the more sweeping reforms are set to take effect four years from now. nbc bay area news. >>> the law that prevents companies from denying coverage to children with preexisting conditions is considered a major part of the health care overhaul. t
the execution. the attorney can ask the ninth u.s. circuit court of appeal to overturn the judge's decision. live in san francisco, nbc bay area news. >> thank you. as that case moves forward, another high profile one is now on hold. the case against the convicted rapist accused of kidnapping jaycee dugard. his attorney brought up concerns about her china's mental state and the judge agreed. garrido and his wife nancy are accused of kidnapping jaycee doing a arrested and holding her captive for 18 years. his attorney insisted faye the suspension is only a minor delay in the case. >> what i want to make really clear is that this is a fundamental fairness issue. it has nothing to do with the defense. that's really importan somebody read that i was claiming a defense. that is not the case. >> the case against garrido's wife has not been halted. >>> serious heat making a big comeback. this week we could be on track to break some weather records. our meteorologist is live with a look at how hot things could get. >> when you know they send the weather person outside to see how hot it will be arou
of year. nbc's bay area monte francis is on the lookout for us. >> you can take a look and see that there are surfers and swimmers out in the water and a few hundred people are out here enjoying this labor day weekend. warning signs are no longer posted here saying there was a sighting of a great shark out here attacking a sea lion. last thursday, same thing, an 18-foot great white eating a sea lion. experts say there have been more sightings of great whites along the california coast than usual, but we spoke to an expert today. he said it's not uncommon to see a variety of sharks along the coast, andveinn the bay, particularly between august and december. >> it's not uncommon for them to come into the bay, particularly right underneath the golden gate bridge into the mouth of the bay. they will come in there to feed off sea lions or if a whale carcass drifts in, they might feed on that before heading back out to the ocean. >> a man was attacked a few weeks ago. he was not hurt but there was plenty of teeth marks in his kayak. these recent shark sightings should just be a remi
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